Pregnancy is a beautiful thing - only if these side effects are non-existence!
1. Vaginal Discharge
I've spent a fortune on Carefree Panty Liner because there is a lot more discharge than before I am pregnant, thanks to the increased estrogen production and greater blood flow to the vaginal area.
Thanks to the iron supplement pills I am taking, and also thanks to the hormone progesterone, which slows the movement of food through my digestive tract, I am having constipation.
And the problem may be compounded later in pregnancy by the pressure of my growing uterus on my rectum.
3. Excessive salivation
I feel myself waking up in the middle of the night to wipe off my saliva that drools down while sleeping. Haha...icky I know!
4. Hemmorhoid / Piles
This is the one thing I hate most. I am now increasing my fibre intake and I dont take story books to the toilet now. Toilet business is now refrained to 5 mins.
5. Yeast Infections
During pregnancy, the higher level of estrogen makes it easier for yeast to grow. Therefore, I drink my daily dosage of at least one Yakult a day (damn expensive!)
I guess I have to live with these. What else can I do? ;)